Saturday, 16 June 2012

June 14th: Be One With the Compass

Today the whole crew met on the Capilano University campus for a lecture from Bob on recording archaeological sites. We all brought our maps and compasses to class and practiced mapping techniques such as how to use a 1:50,000 scale map and how to calculate latitude and longitude. It is important for us to learn these fundamental skills because modern GPS and digital equipment isn't always as reliable in the field as a map or compass. We learned how to fill out a form when recording a new site, how to draw the symbols on a map (for things like cultural features, water flows and vegetation), and how to write directions/instructions for finding an archaeological site.

Our final exam is Monday, so over the weekend I will be re-measuring my pace and brushing up on my field notes.

I know one member of our crew is ready for anything on Monday...Nathan has got what it takes to overcome all odds on our final exam.

 Tuesday was one of the last field days. Here Willow and Spencer M are enjoying one last afternoon under the shelter.

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